It’s one of those days when good TV news keep on coming. This needs to happen more often, except maybe at a slower “one piece of news after the other, no time to breathe” pace? Our weekly sports therapy fix with Doctor Danielle Santino (Golden Globe-nominee Callie Thorne), Terrence “TK” King (the incredibly talented and handsome Mehcad Brooks), Matthew Donnally (the lively and gorgeous Marc Blucas) and the mysterious Nico (wonderfully played by Scott Cohen) is here to stay for another season! Deadline.com is reporting that USA Network will renew its (awesome) football-themed show ‘Necessary Roughness’ for a third season. And another round of happy dance is in for me!
According to Deadline.com, ‘Necessary Roughness’ will get an order for 10 episodes, shortened from its first and second season 12- and 16-episode order respectively, much like other shows USA Network has already renewed, while cutting down the number of episodes for the new season. I can settle for fewer episodes, so long as nobody dares take away my weekly fix of handsome men and badass Dr. D.! You don’t want to deal with an Italian angry woman that’s been deprived of a couple of TV boyfriends at once, trust me.
I know you all are anxiously awaiting the five final winter episodes, that will start airing on January 23 on USA Network, so while you wait… I can’t give too many spoilers away. But know that TK, Doctor D., Matty D. and Nico won’t disappoint. Have they ever? I can only say there will be a comeback that impacts the Hawks and thus every other character on the show. Particularly TK, in more ways than one. Never a dull day for the King of the Hawks! And never enough for us watching all that handsomeness. I never heard complaints for the noticeable lack of shirts on Mr. Brooks this season. As the Latins said “Mens sana in corpore sano” (“A healthy mind in a healthy body”). And TK’s healthy (and then some) body is surely there, while the healthy mind… well, that’s for Dr. D. to obtain, or there would be no show!
‘Necessary Roughness’ has been steady in viewers this season, with an average of about 3 million viewers per episode, so given the good news, you guys better keep it up and not forget to watch, understood? The loyal viewership the show has is what kept it going. Worth mentioning is the fact that the viewer numbers for the show significantly increase once DVR factors in. The show’s season 2 premiere got 4.6 million viewers in Live+7. So let’s keep it up. And I say so being a major fan of this beautiful (and very underrated, in my opinion) show. It deserves a third season for the quality of writing and acting, on top of the good ratings.
Are you as thrilled as I am about the comeback of TK, Dr. D., Matty D. and Nico? Then don’t forget to tune in for the show’s winter premiere, on January 23 at 10/9c on USA Network!